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Re: [h5md-user] Units Module Question

From: Pierre de Buyl
Subject: Re: [h5md-user] Units Module Question
Date: Sat, 10 May 2014 19:10:04 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

On Sat, May 10, 2014 at 02:46:04PM +0200, Konrad Hinsen wrote:
> Hart, David Blaine writes:
>  > I want to convert “Kcal mol-1 Å-1” into “J mol-1 m-1”, which leads me to 
> want to
>  > use the unit string “4.184 10+10 J mol-1 m-1”. But I’m not sure that’s 
> valid. But
>  > is seems weird that it would be invalid since there are so many numeric 
> conversion
>  > factors that are multiplied by a factor of ten, like “1.602e-19 C” written 
> as
>  > “1.602 10-19 C”.
>  > 
>  > This isn’t a big deal, since the SI prefixes can usually make it so that 
> the
>  > decimal only has to be shifted one or two places in the numeric factor, 
> but I
>  > thought I’d mention it.
> How about “4.184e10 J mol-1 m-1” ?

I did think of that but this possibility is only implicit in the specification
(both Mosaic and H5MD). It seems however logical to accept the scientific
notation for the numeric factor.

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